The ChromeVox screen reader is an extension for the Google Chrome browser that brings the speed, versatility, and security of Chrome to visually impaired users.
Its simple yet powerful navigation is easy to learn and quickly gets new users up to speed browsing web sites and web-based applications eyes-free. Check out the documentation at chromevox.com for the user guide, tutorial, keyboard shortcut and developer reference guides.
Note: ChromeVox is still in development and currently doesn’t work in conjunction with desktop screen readers. In order to best use ChromeVox on your computer, you will need to disable your desktop screen reader when using ChromeVox.
Other Google Accessibility extensions worth checking out are:
- ChromeVis: This extension magnifies any selected text on a webpage. You can change both the lens text color and the lens background color.
- ChromeShades: Reformats everything in your browser as text-only, organizing it more like how a blind user would perceive the page with a screen reader.
- ChromeLite: ChromeLite makes the web to display as text-only, just as how the web was originally conceived and the way a blind person would perceive it.